New Spider-Man swings into cinemas
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 6:31p.m.
By Kate Rodger
With The Avengers breaking box office records, the movie-going public's appetite for superheroes seems to know no bounds. The latest is Spider-Man.
Spidey is back, five years on from his last big screen appearance and with a fresh new cast and director.
On red carpets in New York, LA and everywhere, the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man have been fronting for their fans with the feeling of being part of a blockbuster this big finally hitting home.
“It felt like the same process, as an actor trying to bring the story to life,” says star Emma Stone.
Watch the full interview with Emma Stone.
Now a real life couple after meeting on set, the Spider-Man journey has been a rewarding one for Stone and Andrew Garfield.
Two years ago, before his outing in Oscar winner The Social Network, little-known British actor Garfield fronted bewilderedly for the media having been told 20 minutes earlier he was the new Spider-Man.
And it only got more overwhelming.
“It was surreal and a very exciting thing,” says Garfield.
“[Putting on the Spider-Man suit for the first time] was a beautiful moment and I was overwhelmed.
“It was very complicated because I would never ever match up to it, and I feel like Peter Parker never feels like he matches up to that symbol either, so there was a nice bit of reassurance in that.”
Watch the full interview with Andrew Garfield.
The Amazing Spider-Man also has a new director, Marc Webb, who is determined to follow in the 3D footsteps of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers.
“The whole idea of 3D – Peter Jackson, Spielberg, Scorsese, they're all on board,” says Webb.
“I really wanted to give people the feeling they were flying through the streets and looking over the edges of buildings, so you could feel what Spider-Man was feeling.”
Watch the full interview with Marc Webb.
The Amazing Spider-Man has come swinging straight into the box office record books after just a few days in cinemas.
It is currently being shown in cinemas across New Zealand.
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